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New to Big Road Blues

Postby Invader.CC » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:20 pm

Hello to all..I just found this site very cool ..I have been reading over past post and i look forward in getting involved with the discussions on the forums..
Iam a Senior member on Harmony Central and also a long time member on the Fender forum...I go by the same name as on this forum.
Iam a full time musician..Who makes the majority of my income playing in a Rock n Roll/Blues band called Blue Devillie..I also do some studio work along with giving guitar lessons to a few students in the St Louis area..I also do a small amount of resale of music gear on ebay for a few extra dollars...You all know how it is anything to make a buck honestly that is..

As far as things in the real world i have five daughters four by birth on from adoption of my second wife's oldest daughter..I have twin 16 year olds a 13 year old a 8 year old and a 4 year old...Yes they are a handful but what else is there in life but your kids ..I wish i was home more to spend time with them but the band is a travel band and i spend alot of time on the road..Let me see what else Im 42 years old ..Live in St Louis Missouri..When not playing guitar you can find me riding my 1955 Harley Davidson Panhead..I am also a member of the Invaders Motorcycle Club Midwest Chapter...

Here is a list of my gear..
1973 Fender Strat
1990 Fender Strat Ultra
2008 Fender Fat Strat MIM with many personnel touches added to make it a premium stage guitar including John Suhr V60 pickups in the Neck and mid position and Duncan Pearly gate in the Bridge..
Dipinto Galaxie 4 ..Quickly becoming one of my favorite guitars ..Check them out if you have a chance.
Ibanez ART300 Les Paul type guitar
Epiphone 335
G&L SC-1
JDS Double f hole custon jazz acoustic with fishman pickups
1972 Martin D-28 my first guitar my parents bought for me almost 35 years ago now..

Amps
Marshall 5210 50 Watt Combo
Marshall JCM 800 with 1960 slant and 1960 straight cab..
Fender Blues JR Made in USA x 2..I use two and run them in stereo..
Fender Twin Reverb
Fender Champion 600 reissue x 2 (see above)

Effects
In Order of my effects chain
Boss TU-2
Dunlop GCB 95 wah
Damage Control Liquid Blues
Monte Allums DS-1
Ehx Russian Muff
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop uni vibe
Dunlop Tremolo
Ehx Holy Grail Reverb
Smart People Factory I-5 analog voiced Delay
Monte Allums/Boss DD-3 Digital Delay

Vocal Mics
Shure 55 vintage style Vocal mic
Assorted Shure 57&58 mics
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:48 pm

Impressive, and welcome to the forum.
Myself I'm a self employed handyman, not married, not in a band and a retraining musician. My principal instrument is bass, 2nd is guitar and a drum beginner. I ride an '82 Suzuki GS1100G, and belong to the Michigan Riders Club.
(I wrote all that tung in cheek). :wink:
Glad to have you!
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby ricochet » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:32 am

Welcome!
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby maxx england » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:10 pm

Go on Ric, tell him about your shoulder. Perhaps we can all meet one day and compare motorcycle scars?

Welcome aboard anyway, and new boys get the drinks in. Mine's a Maker's Mark.
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby ricochet » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:04 pm

I got off my Harley on "the high side" and wrapped my right arm behind my back. Got a metal prosthesis replacing my upper humerus, and the humeral shaft is held together by wire wrapping. Made it challenging to learn to play guitar afterward. But I'm happy with how it turned out, all things considered.
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby maxx england » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:38 am

It may sound daft, but the 4 years since I tried to unscrew my right foot have been the most productive and beneficial of my life. The system supports me, I put effort back into good things the system doesn't have direct funds for, and I get to hang around with people with a positive and life enhancing mental attitude. I think, for the first time in my life, I'm happy.

And my race bike's getting closer to completion, so I go out this year and demonstrate what I mean about pushing the front end :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby bruneau » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:25 pm

Invader, welcome and do you have some melodica's or organetta's for sale?
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby 1armbandit » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:07 am

Alright! Are we gonna compare scars? :twisted:

Oh and welcome also. :)

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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby maxx england » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:39 am

OK, what X rays have you got?

And Rico sets off security scanners :mrgreen:

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I got a terrible paper cut the other day
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby ricochet » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:26 am

It's true. They pretty well strip search me at airport gates. I'll happily show them my scar, but the pervs aren't satisfied with that.
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Re: New to Big Road Blues

Postby maxx england » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:47 am

The sigmoidoscope must provide hours of harmless amusement for them :wha:
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